Coach Inc Manager, Outlet Buying in New York, New York
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Job Title: Manager, Buying - Omni Outlet NA & Europe
Primary Purpose: The Manager, Buying - Omni Outlet NA & Europe is a passionate and analytical individual who will be the key driver of the North America and Europe Outlet business. They will be an experienced business builder and comfortable managing the needs and opportunities of different regions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop assortment and pricing strategies for each channel: NA Outlet stores, US Online Outlet, and Europe Outlet stores
Analyze weekly, monthly, and seasonal performance to identify product, category, and sku count needs and communicate back to global merchandising
Coordinate with marketing and VM for quarterly signage and email needs
Partner closely with Planning on inventory and distribution strategy to maximize turn and sell-thru
Competitive pricing and product analysis
Partner closely with the Ecommerce and Digital teams to plan and execute Online Outlet events
Regular communication with our store teams on immediate and long term needs
Perform weekly reporting and analysis and identify actions based on business trend
Manage, coach, and develop Assistant Buyer
Skills and Abilities Required:
Strong analytical and mathematical skills
Highly proficient in Excel
Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
Strong communication skills and comfortable partnering with many different teams
Comfortable performing ad-hoc analysis and operating with limited systems
Self-starter who can work independently
Detailed oriented and highly organized
Ability to identify and troubleshoot problems
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience in Buying, Planning, and/or Allocation
Omni channel experience is preferable
Experience in a sized category is a plus
Our Competencies for All Employees
Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
Developing Direct Reports and Others:Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Stuart Weitzman is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. \#LI-JL3. Visit Stuart Weitzman at www.stuartweitzman.com.